Tim Hortons USA Vs Tim Hortons Canada – It’s The Little Differences
This is a post I am writing after my road trip to the Syracuse, NY area – as I mentioned yesterday, I was there for the weekend. While in Syracuse I, being a Tim Hortons coffee drinker in Toronto (although I do frequent many other coffee houses, Tim Hortons is a good, simple go-to) I was delighted to find that there was one relatively close to our hotel in Syracuse, NY. But, as The Simpsons mentioned when they ripped off Pulp Fiction, it’s the little differences when you go to a popular place in a different country (or in The Simpsons’ case, city).
As an example of what I mean by this check out this picture of me below.
If you zoom it in to full size of the picture you will see that:
- They offer Mac & Cheese as one of their “Hot Bowls” options along with the standard Soup & Chili.
- You can get an Egg White Omelet on any of the breakfast sandwiches (and they say Canadians eat healthier than Americans!).
- (Not in picture, but true nonetheless) The coffee sizes they serve as Small, Medium, Large, and Extra Large are cup sizes Medium, Large, Extra Large, and “Bigger than anything which exists at Canadian Tim Hortons locations” or Extra Extra Large.
- (Not in picture, but true nonetheless) They have no idea what a “Double-Double” is.
- Those Ice Cap cups on the counter are defined (according to the menu behind me) as Small, Medium, and Large – I am fairly certain that those are the cup sizes which are called Medium, Large, and Extra Large in Canada (could be wrong on that one).
There were also a few other key differences, specifically right when you walk in the door of the Tim Hortons:
On the counter was the sign you see above. WHAAAAAT?!?!?!? “Free WiFi” in a Tim Hortons? Is this for real? I scanned for Wi-Fi and found the network but didn’t have time to try it out. Also, the sign has a copyright date of 2009 so it may be that this location and others in the USA have had Wi-Fi for quite a while (I am speculating here based on the sign’s copyright date).
Beyond that, there was one other thing I noticed – and this goes back to the menu…sort of: